Bent Fork Salvation
Thread started by HANDBONE
at 05.10.09 - 11:54 pm
I bent my fork on my vivalo and will not part from this fork. my bikes on the westside, i understand they have something i could use to straighten it @ the bikerowave ?
vivalo lost their njs certification because of their forks breaking. dont bend it back straight. buy a new one. forks are cheaper than new teeth.
05.11.09 - 12:26 am
make sense since it bent while i was riding
05.11.09 - 12:47 am
I have a tool to straigthen it out, but if it bent of flat ground, I'd say it's not safe to use....
05.11.09 - 6:12 am
Its not worth it. Just get a new fork and stop doing tricks.
05.11.09 - 9:20 am
The Bikerowave has a "fork ALIGNMENT tool", to make slight adjustments to a fork, but it sounds like you need a replacement fork, as it's kind of an important piece.
05.11.09 - 9:26 am
I'm blown away someone would design a fork fixing tool. I would never in my life ride a fork that's been bent back, just not worth it. Like it was said above, teeth are worth alot more.
05.11.09 - 5:42 pm
just found a undrilled lugged spicer fork for 70$ bucks a few blocks away. and its chrome to match.
05.11.09 - 5:44 pm
i still wanna bend it in shape and keep the fuckin thing just cause tho'
05.11.09 - 5:45 pm
yeah im not riding with that kid.
05.11.09 - 5:53 pm
I thought this thread would be about the time the Ricardos and the Mertzes were on their way to California and they went through Bent Fork, Tennessee to visit Cousin Ernie and they got thrown in jail for speeding and then Cousin Ernie saved the day by helping them escape. Now I'm disappointed and my man parts are numb.
What cycling-related product should I purchase to make myself feel better?
05.11.09 - 6:13 pm
I've used my fork tool on bikes that I've ridden hard and yet my "teef" are still all there.
It's a modifyed bumper jack and it works and I'll stand by that.
05.11.09 - 6:42 pm
I hate those dreams where your teefs fall out.
05.12.09 - 9:07 am
It's not a total waist
your old fork can now be used as a slingshot
Find a latex tube ( often used by weight weenie roadies)
and some 1/4 ball bearings ( rear hubs)
05.12.09 - 9:44 am